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APPENDIX I to the minute of the meeting of the Education Committee of 4 March 1997 (Article 5a refers)

MINUTE of MEETING of the ATTENDANCE SUB-COMMITTEE of the EDUCATION COMMITTEE held in the Town House, Montrose on Wednesday 29 January 1997 at 10.00 am.

Present: Councillors BRIAN MILNE, Mrs JACQUELINE SIM and Mrs EILEEN CAMERON.

Councillor MILNE, Convener, in the Chair.

1. EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Sub-Committee resolved in terms of Standing Order No 27(2) that the public and press be excluded during consideration of item 2 below to avoid the possible disclosure of information which was exempt in terms of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, Paragraph 5

2. EDUCATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 1980 - ATTENDANCE DEFAULT CASE NO 3/97

With reference to the minute of meeting of this Sub-Committee of 16 January 1997 the Sub-Committee considered the case of a child who had failed to attend school regularly without a reasonable excuse. Appropriate notice had been served on the parent requiring her to appear or give written information to this meeting.

The parent failed to appear or to give written information and, after consideration, the Sub-Committee agreed that in light of the recently improved attendance record of the child, the parent be given a warning and that the case be continued for a period of four weeks to ascertain if the improvement in attendance would be maintained.